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Royal Outpost

22 Botchergate, Carlisle CA1 1QS, England
+44 1228 818448
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“coconut rice” (18 reviews)
“lamb rendang” (8 reviews)
“thai food” (24 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
22 Botchergate, Carlisle CA1 1QS, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My Husband & I had a fantastic meal at The Outpost. Also thanks to Josh & Hester for their brilliant service.

Thank Lauz1981
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited The Royal Outpost, on an off chance, on a busy Saturday evening, as we hadn't booked and we were not disappointed! The service was second to none, nothing was too much trouble. I had the chicken dumplings followed by chicken and prawn Pad Thai,...More

Thank Anna M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice restaurant located in a lovely old building. Great choice of food and it was all beautifully presented and tasted great. Would definitely return.

Thank Shellmiller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I were in Carlisle overnight and had no idea where to head for dinner. We both like Thai, so had a quick look online at reviews, and picked this restaurant. We were delighted with our choice. We shared a starter of vegetable...More

1  Thank missindy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely old, well restored restaurant above a pub. Interesting cocktails menu, combined Malay/Thai menu with all the expected items. Two interesting and reasonably priced cocktails were quite nice. My salt squid starter was a little tough but my sisters dumplings were very nice. Chicken massaman...More

Thank Deepwater2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hidden above a pub this is a gem of a restaurant, fabulous food and service, I’ll definitely go back

Thank Lmm0
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for a wonderful Malaysian meal tonight of Chicken Satay, Calamari, Chicken Rendang and Lamb Capitan. Every element of the food and relaxed service were superb, the food was served hot and was so delicious. Its a short review but hopefully captures the fact...More

Thank JMC663
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here last night as where we had planned to go was closed. I can say we weren't disappointed. First visit but we'll be back. We chose tapas to experience a few different dishes and all of them were lovely. The staff were excellent and...More

Thank Sarahlouise1846
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Ate here whilst staying in Carlisle for one night. This place is off the main square and based upstairs above a pub. The food was amazing! We had starters of thai fishcakes and buttered prawns followed by singapore chicken curry and sizzler chicken. Service was...More

Thank Kim356
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Above a pub but with a totally separate entrance this Thai/Malaysian restaurant adds a new taste to Carlisle and if this style of food is to your liking well worth a visit. The dining rooms are wood panelled and warm and inviting, the service was...More

Thank traveller175England
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23 May 2015|
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Response from Eden G |
My Mother and I went last week, I am a vegetarian and she is vegan. There were a few options available to me and a couple to my Mother, but all could have been adapted if required. They had 2 vegan starters and sorbets too... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$34
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Botchergate, Carlisle CA1 1QS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +44 1228 818448
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Welcome to Royal Outpost One of the first restaurants in Carlisle of its kind if not Cumbria, introducing Malaysian and Thai cuisine .Sit on one flight for two exotic journeys – the most exciting, colourful and vibrant cuisines of Asia.Royal Outpost is an ideal place to experience the depth and variety of Malaysian and Thai cuisine which draws influences from it’s multicultural heritage, with hints of Chinese, Indian and European cuisines. The restaurant makes an excellent venue for fine dining with 1930 Tudor Gothic style interior oak panels making your overall dining experience a memorable one.The Royal Outpost team are delighted to present a careful selection of authentic dishes made from fresh ingredients to tantalise your taste buds. Our menu not only combines the best traditional dishes from family kitchens but has also incorporated some Western influences to bring a fresh & balanced feel to our food.
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